MARK Molesley admitted there was added pressure for Weymouth during their 3-3 draw at Taunton Town, given the potential outcomes from the match in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier South.
The match could have seen three outcomes, a Weymouth win would allow them to go back to the top of the table via winning games in hand, while defeat would see Taunton at worst, following the games in hand, at four points ahead.
The outcome of the draw was more preferable for Taunton, given that at worst Weymouth will be one point behind – not a dreadful result for the Terras.
When asked if this situation added pressure for Weymouth, Molesley said: “Definitely. I definitely think we did not want to go 10 points behind.
“I think that could have been quite a big gulf at this stage of the season. We have kept it to what it was – seven – with two games in hand so we can tighten it up.”
Molesley then described how his side have to keep pressuring Taunton in the race for the title.
Molesley also praised his team for showing that they are ‘more than a match’ for the league leaders.
Molesley said: “It is over to us, we have got to keep the pressure on.
“We have got to chase them hard but I think we have showed that we are more than a match for them.
The game itself saw six goals, four inside 20 minutes, before Yemi Odubade’s 59th minute penalty saw the game finish at 3-3, with both sides having had to come from behind, with Weymouth having done so twice.
The match easily lived up to its billing, with both sides having a frantic start and both goalkeepers making vital stops to preserve a point for their respective sides.